Testing the limits of human overexposure, we put Madden Bowl XVII champion Tim Tebow up as the subject of last week's 'Shop Contest. Twenty of you, many not knowing what the hell football is, responded with brilliant depictions of the NFL's messiah. We've got all of them, including winner pnkero, inside!
Getting started, I want to say to ParamedicFoetus (14) that if he had used a larger base image (we supplied one!) then "Vampire Hunter Brees" would have definitely been in the running for top honors. Similarly, while Seivewright's (18) image was large enough, its dimensions are difficult-to-impossible to render into a splash image. Not everything has to be 16:9, this isn't the TAYpic, but the visual setup and punchline needs to be somewhat close if it's gonna be an overall winner. It's still good for finalist honors, though.
With that off my chest, let's get the obligatory Asshole Dog submissions out of the way, courtesy of Schnide (18) and Ryan (16). Otherwise, not many callbacks this week. We had some pot-smoking submissions, but Jimmy_Jazz's (09) coked up bathroom scene would have beaten all by a country mile.
Head replacement was a common theme this week. thedrofevil (20), Angryrider (1) Kobun (10), and GiantBoyDetective (4) all came in with winning takes. BigMikeMcCarthy (2) and, most commendably, Snufkin (19) supplied the movie poster spoofs.
My overall faves? Halfbeast (6) got in his Lord of Rings concept first. Goufunaki (22) had the best of the religious-themed entries, unless we're counting Sith as a religion, in which case IndispensableNobody (7) wins going away. His nemesis JediJumpHigh (8) had the jinkiest submission, by far. But for my tastes, and the community's at large, our overall No. 1 is pnkero's Tim of All Cosmos.
Take a (te)bow, all who made the finals and all who entered. Thanks again for making this such a highlight of the weekend. We'll have another show tomorrow.